Masked protesters stormed a downtown Montreal classroom of the University of Quebec at Montreal on Thursday denouncing students that were attending classes instead of joining the anti-austerity boycott.
CTV Montreal reports that the classroom antics were all part of an organized effort by student groups to oppose provincial budget cut.
Groups representing 100,000 Quebec students have voted in favour of boycotting classes to protest the provincial government’s spending cuts.
UQAM says students have a right to boycott classes, but not to prevent others from attending. It obtained a 10-day injunction against five student associations and 34 protesters.
Tens of thousands marched in the streets of Montreal on Thursday, organizers claiming 75,000 people, mostly students but also union leaders denouncing the plans of Premier Phillipe Couillard.